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Eve Minson: Bringing Good Vibrations Back to Food - Organic Connections

Eve Minson: Bringing Good Vibrations Back to Food - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Eve Minson began as a New York City advertising executive, and ended up as a sustainable farmer growing the most nutritious food possible.
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How to Turn Trash into Cash - Organic Connections

How to Turn Trash into Cash - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Milk jugs are a costly trash nuisance either to recycle or to bury in a landfill. But if you could turn them into plastic filament for 3D printers...
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Cities Use Design to Tackle Stormwater Runoff - Organic Connections

Cities Use Design to Tackle Stormwater Runoff - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Urban stormwater runoff is a serious problem, overloading sewage treatment plants and polluting waterways. Now, various U.S. cities are creating innovative green infrastructure that mimics the way nature collects and cleanses water.
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Importing Exotic Animals to Create European Biodiversity - Organic Connections

Importing Exotic Animals to Create European Biodiversity - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Scientists are conducting intriguing experiments at several sites in Germany: Bringing back long-lost herbivores, such as water buffalo, to encourage the spread of European biodiversity in a human-dominated landscape.
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Arran Stephens: Following Nature’s Path - Organic Connections

Arran Stephens: Following Nature’s Path - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it

Sustainable legend and founder of Nature’s Path, Arran Stephens shares how the ideals he brought back from a youthful stay in India are still alive in the largest organic cereal company in North America.

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Engineers Develop Peel-and-Stick Solar Panels - Organic Connections

Engineers Develop Peel-and-Stick Solar Panels - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Stanford researchers have succeeded in developing the world's first peel-and-stick thin-film solar panels.
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Organic Lithium Batteries? - Organic Connections

Organic Lithium Batteries? - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Rose madder—a natural plant dye once prized throughout the Old World to make fiery red textiles—has found a second life as the basis for a new “green” lithium batteries.
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Rainshadow Organics: Abundant Organic Farming—in the Desert - Organic Connections

Rainshadow Organics: Abundant Organic Farming—in the Desert - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Sarahlee Lawrence and Rainshadow Organics produce an amazingly diverse array of organic produce on the high desert of Oregon—despite almost nightly freezes.
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Reclaiming Poisoned Soil—With Cow Manure - Organic Connections

Reclaiming Poisoned Soil—With Cow Manure - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
The soil became contaminated by high acidity, and toxic chemicals. But now, researchers might have found a way to neutralize the ground to at least halt the erosion by using cow manure compost.
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Milo Cress: How a 10-Year-Old Is Lessening Our Landfill Load - Natural Vitality Living

Milo Cress: How a 10-Year-Old Is Lessening Our Landfill Load - Natural Vitality Living | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it

Milo Cress is a 10-year-old on a mission to rid us of plastic straws and the effect they have on our environment—since they are becoming a permanent part of landfills everywhere.

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Paul Kearsley: Permaculture and Gardening by Nature’s Rules - Organic Connections

Paul Kearsley: Permaculture and Gardening by Nature’s Rules - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Industrial designer Paul Kearsley spreads the gospel of permaculture: a style of growing that puts food on the table for those who need it while strengthening local ecology.
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Recycle Your Old Cell Phone for Cash at New "ecoATM" - Organic Connections

Recycle Your Old Cell Phone for Cash at New "ecoATM" - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
ecoATM of San Diego, Calif., has developed a unique, automated system that lets consumers trade in old cell phones and other devices for reimbursement or recycling.
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Rethinking America’s Corn System - Organic Connections

Rethinking America’s Corn System - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
As a crop, corn is highly productive, flexible and successful. As a system, the same is not true.
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Six Acres of Living Green Roof - Organic Connections

Six Acres of Living Green Roof - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Vancouver, British Columbia's convention center has a roof that's not just green, it's alive. It is a living roof topped by it's own ecosystem of nearly six acres of native plants and grasses.
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Guardians of the Heirloom Seeds - Organic Connections

Guardians of the Heirloom Seeds - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Before many of us were aware of the amazing diversity of heirloom seeds for fruits and vegetables, Jere Gettle was among a few growing, promoting and most importantly ensuring the survival of our agricultural legacy.
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A Living Sewage Treatment Plant - Organic Connections

A Living Sewage Treatment Plant - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Instead of wasting water, plants and animals—a living sewage treatment plant—can transform human waste into water rated pure enough to drink.
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Alex Bogusky: The Consumer Revolution’s Fearless Advocate - Organic Connections

Alex Bogusky: The Consumer Revolution’s Fearless Advocate - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it

Named Creative Director of the Decade by Adweek magazine, Alex Bogusky has been called “perhaps the most influential figure in American advertising today.” He tells OC how he became a fearless advocate in the consumer revolution.

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Bringing Back Native Prairies Yard by Yard - Organic Connections

Bringing Back Native Prairies Yard by Yard - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Across the U.S. Midwest, homeowners are restoring their yards and former farmland to the native prairies that existed in pre-settlement days.
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Could the Tide Power Our World? - Organic Connections

Could the Tide Power Our World? - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it

Tide power is becoming a reality. A private company, in collaboration with the Maine Public Utilities Commission, has flipped the switch on four submersible turbines in Cobscook Bay.

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Rescuing School Budgets with Renewable Energy - Organic Connections

Rescuing School Budgets with Renewable Energy - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Educators across the country are finding millions of dollars in savings through cheap and simple forms of renewable energy.
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Are our kids sleeping in formaldehyde? - Natural Vitality Living

Are our kids sleeping in formaldehyde? - Natural Vitality Living | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it

When Erin Royer had her first baby, she couldn’t believe the only pajamas available for her child were treated with a veritable chemical cocktail—from formaldehyde to Teflon.

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Urban Releaf: Saving Urban Neighborhoods and Creating Jobs - Organic Connections

Urban Releaf: Saving Urban Neighborhoods and Creating Jobs - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it
Oakland, California's Urban Releaf provides job training and education for local youth, and creates a healthier community.
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Exploring the Potential of High Altitude Wind Energy - Organic Connections

Exploring the Potential of High Altitude Wind Energy - Organic Connections | Environmental Innovation | Scoop.it

A host of start-up companies are exploring ways to harness the enormous amount of high altitude wind energy flowing around the earth.

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